Context of Scripture Online

Get access

The ʾAqhatu Legend (1.103)
(13,027 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Epic


The ʾAqhatu story was recorded on three tablets that were discovered during the second and third campaigns at Ras Shamra (1930–1931). Lacunae prevent a complete understanding of the story, which must have been longer, recorded on tablets never discovered. Like the story of Kirta, this one tells how a father obtained a son, here Dānīʾilu and his son…

Cite this page
Pardee, Dennis, “The ʾAqhatu Legend (1.103)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲